Munster lock Paul O'Connell has been named Irish Rugby Union Players' Player of the Year.
O'Connell has enjoyed a superb 12 months, winning the Triple Crown with Ireland and helping his club reach the European Cup final, scoring three tries en route to the latter.
The British & Irish Lions star was one of the outstanding players of the RBS 6 Nations, earning man-of-the-match honours in his country's opening 26-16 victory over Italy and the 15-9 success against Scotland.
The 26-year-old, 6ft 6in forward has won 31 caps for his country and was also voted into the RBS 6 Nations Team of the Tournament.
The 2017 RBS 6 Nations was watched by record numbers of fans
29 March 2017, 12:25pm
After an enthralling RBS 6 Nations Championship of twists, turns, and no small amount of drama on the last day, figures show the RBS 6 Nations is going from strength to strength, year on year, with no sign of slowing down.